(East Farmingdale, NY)- Could New York State buy COVID-19 vaccines directly from Pfizer? Well, that’s what New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, is trying to figure out. At a press conference on Monday, the NY Governor announced that he had reached out to Pfizer to see if the state could buy vaccines for New Yorkers directly from the NY based company. According to the Associated Press, Pfizer said it would need federal approval before it could sell directly to state governments. Cuomo said that if New York continues to receive only 250,000 dosages per week, which is down from the original allotment of 300,000 dosages, it could take 7 months to vaccinate the 7 million New Yorkers that are currently eligible.
Photo: A doctor prepares to administer a vaccine injection to Claudia Scott-Mighty, a patient care director at NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, in Bronxville, N.Y. The second round of the vaccine increases its efficacy to 95%, according to Pfizer. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen).